Therapist Profile

James M. Fishman, MSW
Professional Title:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
425 Gough St San Francisco, CA 94102-4415
(415) 359-1407
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Psychodynamically oriented, I work with individuals, couples and groups in San Francisco. I have worked in a variety of agencies, several with gay/lesbian populations over the past 25 years. My individual work is depth-oriented, with an intersubjective approach. I facilitate two long-term interpersonally-oriented groups for gay men, focusing on intimacy, relationships, self-esteem and sexual behavior. I’ve contributed 2 chapters- one on Sexual Compulsivity, one on AIDS and Counter transference to a text, Therapists on the front line: Psychotherapy with Gay Men in the age of AIDS. Currently serving on the council of the Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society, I am a certified Group Psychotherapist with the American Group Psychotherapy Association. I am also a continuing education provider (PCE 2746) for LCSW’s and MFT’s. I train and consult on a variety of issues, including the phases of group development and the research of Ariadne Beck, M.A. on leadership roles in groups (Emotional, Scapegoat, Defiant, and Task Leaders). I work with all sexual orientations and genders.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Individual, couple and group psychotherapy. Group consultation Gay men's therapy group
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


MSW., Boston University, 1978

Area of Specialty

Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Pre-Marriage Counseling
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Step/Blended Families
Terminally Ill


Theoretical Orientation
Object Relations
Self Psychology
Transpersonal Psychology
Group Psychotherapist American group psychotherapist
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)


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